Position: Market Manager
Reports to: Country Manager, CASA, Nepal
1. Background to the Project
Department for International Development’s (DFID) new Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) programme seeks to demonstrate the benefits of increased sustainable investment in agribusinesses with smallholder supply chains and enable the involvement of poorer smallholders in those supply chains. In contributing to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, the programme must create decent jobs, catalyse sustainable improvements in incomes for female and male smallholder farmers and contribute to food and nutrition security, gender equality and climate change resilience.
For Nepal, two complementary value chains have been selected, dairy and vegetables. Specific indicative interventions have been developed to improve smallholder commercialisation in both value chains. Further investigations on how to integrate the activities across the two value chains will be identified during the inception phase.
2. Purpose of the Position
The Market Manager will be responsible for the overall planning and implementation of his/her assigned sector, in terms of strategic direction, reporting, budgeting, impact measurement and knowledge management. He/She will be responsible for the analysis of systemic constraints and opportunities in selected sectors/ cross-sectors, district-clusters, and agriculture market systems, as well as for the design and implementation of interventions in the selected sub-sectors/ cross-sectors.
3. Essential Functions and Responsibilities
4. Time Involvement
The incumbent shall be engaged at 100% capacity.
The workplace is located in the Swisscontact country office in Kathmandu, but work will involve frequent travels within Nepal.
6. Qualification, Experience and Competencies
7. Physical Demands
Field visits play a part in the incumbent’s activities; as such, it is expected that the incumbent is willing and able to take part in such activities as and when needed.
Submit current CV with a cover letter articulating your motivation to join Swisscontact and the reasons why you are the suitable candidate for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 20 February, 2018. The subject line of your application should clearly mention the position you are applying for.
This job description can be adjusted according to the new developments and requirements of; upon agreement of both parties.
Swisscontact supports economic, social and ecological development of South Asia by implementing projects which enable people to improve their living conditions on their own initiatives. Swisscontact has been engaged in international development cooperation in the region since 1962, when it started working in Chandigarh, India and established the Indo-Swiss Training Centre. Gradually, Swisscontact expanded operations across Bangladesh in 1979, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1980 and Nepal in 1990.
At present, Swisscontact South Asia has the largest portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh and the office located in Dhaka functions as the South Asia Regional Office (SARO). Swisscontact also maintains a country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Swisscontact aims to further strengthening its presence in South Asia whilst building and maintaining strong networks with private businesses; public agencies; micro, small and medium enterprises; non-governmental organisations and civil society; bi- and multi-lateral donor agencies and host governments.